Presenting the War Room

In this Weekender edition of the War Room we discuss recruiting visitors to the Coliseum, offensive line and running game struggles, J.K. McKay’s recent comments on the radio and much, much more.

More details of what is inside:

  • Despite the disappointing opening weekend, USC still brought in tons of highly ranked unofficial visitors to the Coliseum for the Utah State game.
  • Where the Trojans stand with Kirkland (Wash.) four-star athlete Salvon Ahmed who will be announcing his college decision very soon.
  • In depth look at some of the communication issues on the Trojan offensive line and what can be done about them.
  • And with the offensive line struggling, where has the “physical” run game been that was promised to USC fans for the last eight months?
  • Marvell Tell III’s return to practice was huge for USC, especially when Clancy Pendergast sees the 6-foot-3 safety in a role similar to that of an NFL Pro Bowler he coached in Arizona.
  • Why the Trojans philosophy of “hands up” helps get the defense off the field quicker.
  • J.K. McKay’s radio interview this week didn’t sit well with many USC fans and it didn’t sit well with us, either.
  • One fan's report from the Coliseum detailing his miserable experience trying to enter the stadium.
  • Plus plenty more!


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